Gunman Gets 384 Years In Queens Shooting Spree

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A widowed mother faced the monster who murdered her husband in a random, drug-induced drive-by shooting spree on Thursday.

“Your sentence should be a year for every tear your victims have shed because of your selfish and incomprehensible actions,” Mary Upton said.

With puckered lips and a stone face, Matthew Coletta learned his fate Thursday, as he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars, reports CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown.

Coletta was convicted three weeks ago.

“We have been to hell and back,” Upton said.

Four years after going on a murderous, cocaine-fueled shooting spree through Queens, Matthew Coletta showed no remorse, defiantly winking at the cameras as a judge sentenced him to more than 300 years in prison.

“I thought from the beginning, and I think now, that your actions were just the result of a disgruntled, disenchanted drug abuser who was out seeking attention,” Queens Supreme Court Judge Michael Aloise said.

During the eight-hour rampage, Coletta fired more than 40 shots. He took aim at red vehicles, injuring several people and killing one of them.

Behind the wheel was Todd Upton, driving a brand-new red minivan loaded with his wife and daughter. A bullet struck him in the neck, and he died hours later.

“As his blood drained uncontrollably from his body, I asked, ‘what kind of person does this? Who shoots at a family in a van?’” his wife said.

Upton’s widow and children were in court Thursday, pleading with the judge for the maximum sentence.

“He often talked about his wish to return to Alaska with us kids,” daughter Erin Upton said. “Because of you, he will never be able to do that.”

In court, Coletta never apologized. Instead, all he said was, “I’m unequivocally not guilty of all these crimes.”

Mary Upton said that Thursday, after four long years, justice was finally served.

“Each time you pulled the trigger, you made a conscious decision to kill someone,” she said.

Several other victims spoke or issued statements during the sentencing, asking only that the courts show no mercy to Matthew Coletta.

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Comments

One Comment

  1. The Good Samaritan says:

    Sentence was too excessive lol…

    Why dont they just say life without parole?

    The Good Samaritan has spoken

  2. David Duke says:

    ITS because of idiots like you that we are loosing our freedoms. Do you have any idea that the Govt has been hijacked. Obama is just a puppet just like Bush was and its for the same people that has just bankrupted America !!!

    The media is all controlled by these same people that included all TV channels, newspapers, news media yes fox and cnn are owned by the same people, movies etc….

    Please WAKE UP AMERICA, They are trying every trick in the book to take away our constitution. This country is being destroyed on purpose from within…

    Youtube these vids ” The Obama Deception ” or ” How Zionists Divide and Conquer “

    1. pianodale says:

      Can’t loose your freedom, Dingle Boy. Can lose your grammar. What a politician!

    2. WOODSIDE MIKEY says:

      I HOPE YOUR THE REAL david duke ….. tell him the reservations are better in peergaatory!!!!! D BAG

  3. He will not be out in ten years, He will never be allowed out. I dont know where people keep saying ten years. he has to serve two thirds before he is eligible for parole

  4. Borsia says:

    I wonder why they are giving him 300 years instead of life without?
    In theory he will be up for parole at some point.
    The only sentence for 1st degree murder should be death.

  5. DanTe says:

    He’ll be out in 10 years on “good behavior” and he would have “found god”. All your normal boo-hoo feel-good bull that libturds swallow everyday.

    1. Cooki says:

      No, it’s because of you gun-toting, NRA-loving, tea-bagging Repukicans that this fool will be out in 10 years. And the fact that he’s a WHITE MAN, makes my statement even more valid.

  6. James M. says:

    This is why the country must now go into Martial law, The cops cannot handle the crime, the violence that is out there. When does the Military take command of this country and end the violence already ? This is why everyone wants to live in America, whats the worst you get ? Jail time. I say send them all out on a barge and let the Military sink it period end of story.

    1. KPMc says:

      Where do you live that you are advocating Martial Law? I’ve seen some kooky comments on this site but Martial Law? Really?

    2. Stevart says:

      The problem genius with martial law is that ANYBODY could get picked up and detained without trial for ANY reason. You must be some reactionary-I’m-still-living-in-my-mother’s-basement-eating-macaroni ‘n’ cheese…

  7. Justice says:

    I hope someone goes on a similar “rampage” on his ass in jail.

    1. James M. says:

      Don’t you worry, the corrections officers will see that the inmate he shares a cell with will be his but boyfriend if you know what I mean.

      1. Stevart says:

        (With a lisp) You must be so jealous, honey!

  8. royalfuzziness says:

    Why is he not facing the death penalty.

    1. James M. says:

      NY does not have the death penalty, Connecticut does.

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